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Since we are dealing with the year 2000 I would assume that this is California.
California has a 20 year statute for collecting the tax. This is compared to only 10 years at the federal level. Just an fyi. So the state would have up until April of 2021 to collect on the 2000 taxes.
One option that she may be able to pursue is an offer in compromise.
California will base an installment agreement or offer in compromise on your friend's current financial situation.
I do not believe that an attorney could help.
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